Somehow, Oklahoma has been able to remain unbeaten at 8-0 and rise to third in the rankings despite surviving five one-possession outcomes and giving up over 28 points a game in its seven matchups against FBS teams. Texas Tech at 5-3 is coming off a 25-24 loss to Kansas State after leading 24-10 at halftime and has the type of offense that can present the Sooners with a lot of challenges. With that in mind, it’s time we deep dive into the upcoming match between Texas Tech and Oklahoma so you can bet against their NCAAF odds.
College Football Betting Preview for Texas Tech Red Raiders at Oklahoma
Betting Preview: Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech is 2-3 in the Big 12 and two of those losses were embarrassing blowouts, a 70-35 beat down to Texas and a 52-31 defeat by TCU, with neither of the opponents especially distinguishing themselves this season. Both games were a bit of an anomaly for the Red Raiders in that they gave up an average of almost 600 yards in those two losses, but in the other six games, they’ve allowed an average of just 313 yards per contest.
Which defense will show up for Texas Tech against the Sooners is the real issue for first-year coach Matt Wells, because if it’s the one that got mauled by Texas and TCU, then they have no chance to stay with an Oklahoma team that’s eighth in the nation in scoring. However, if they can contain the Sooner offense like Nebraska, West Virginia and Kansas did, then the Red Raiders have a shot at handing Oklahoma their first loss of the season.
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Eventually, their inconsistency will cost Oklahoma a game, especially with three ranked opponents looming following their contest against Texas Tech. Last week, the Sooners trailed lowly Kansas with less than two minutes remaining in the third quarter before storming back to secure a 35-23 victory.
They were outgained 412-398 by one of the worst Power Five teams in the nation and head coach Lincoln Riley probably knows they can’t get through the season undefeated with that kind of inconsistent play. Preseason Heisman Trophy contender Spencer Rattler was benched at quarterback in favor of Caleb Williams for the last two games, but despite completing 75% of his passes and running for 70 yards against Kansas, it’s unclear how long that experiment will last.
Texas Tech vs Oklahoma Betting Odds
At MyBookie, Oklahoma is at -20 (-105) with Texas Tech at +20 (-115). On the Moneyline, Oklahoma has odds of -1110 and Texas Tech is getting odds of +755.
Texas Tech vs Oklahoma Betting Preview
So far in 2021, Oklahoma has just one conference win of more than 12 points with an average margin of victory of less than 10 points. The Sooners defeated TCU 52-31, but still gave up 529 yards, including 183 on the ground to a team with a pedestrian record of 4-3.
For Texas Tech, they got down early against Texas and then suffered a pick-six that made the score 28-7 in the second quarter, putting the Red Raiders in shootout mode from then on and the rout was on. If they can stay with Oklahoma into the second half, they have a chance to put an end to the Sooners’ 16 game winning streak and avenge a 62-38 beat down in 2020.
Pick: Take Texas Tech and the 20 points.
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